I really love peanut butter cookies. I have made a lot for my children when they were young, and now I am making them for my grandchildren. But recently they just haven't tasted peanut buttery enough for us. The peanut butter flavor did not stand out enough, so it was time to look for a new recipe.
I found this great one that comes from one of my favorite new cookbooks called The Treats Truck Baking Book. The cookies aren't made with flour, so they are gluten free. The recipe is super easy and you can have the kids help too, if you'd like.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
3. Place the peanut butter in a large bowl and pour in the egg-vanilla mixture. Stir together with a sturdy spoon until combined.
4. Add the sugar and salt and mix well.
5. Scoop the dough with a spoon and roll it into balls, depending on the size of the cookies you prefer (the dough doesn't spread much). Place the balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Pat the balls flat and use a fork to make crosshatch marks on the top of each cookie.
6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the centers look as light and baked as the edges. Cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet with a spatula.
You can also add chocolate chips to this recipe to make yummy chocolate peanut butter cookies.